SPAIN: Royal Joke

When a marriageable young man of rank proper to wed one of King Alfonso's daughters (Beatriz, 20; Maria Christina,

18) visits the Spanish Court, it is considered a special mark of Royal favor if he is tricked into sitting on the squirt-bench.

At least this is always the explanation made next day by Spanish newsorgans loyal to His Majesty.

The squirt-bench is not in Madrid, but in the royal gardens of the Alcazar, a Moorish palace in Seville where the court seldom resides except during Seville's famed "Easter Week," an occasion of surpassing...

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